A Roosevelt Island Legend Caps Four Decades of Public Service

A Community Celebration for Chief Jack McManus

Updated 9 weeks ago
Chief Jack McManus enjoying the event.
Chief Jack McManus enjoying the event.
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On Thursday evening, the Roosevelt Island celebrated a local legend. In only five years, PSD Chief Jack McManus left an indelible mark that changed a community, making it better. As friends from his career in public service added history to the event, Chief Jack turned in his badge... for the third time.

Community fills the house at he Manhattan Park Theatre Club
Community fills the house at he Manhattan Park Theatre Club
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The Chief's family and friends filled two tables while the younger ones played in the park outside.
The Chief's family and friends filled two tables while the younger ones played in the park outside.
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There were anecdotes and thanks all around. McManus touched many, young and old, and was a harbor of calm and kindness.

City Council Member Ben Kallos hands McManus a Proclamation.
City Council Member Ben Kallos hands McManus a Proclamation.
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State Senator José Serrano recognizes Chief Jack's career.
State Senator José Serrano recognizes Chief Jack's career.
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Roosevelt Island Seniors from the CBN sewing program brought the chief a personalized sports quilt.
Roosevelt Island Seniors from the CBN sewing program brought the chief a personalized sports quilt.
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RIOC President/CEO Susan Rosenthal delivered warm memories and a proclamation from Governor Andrew Cuomo.
RIOC President/CEO Susan Rosenthal delivered warm memories and a proclamation from Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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In the end, before the food rolled out, in typical fashion, Chief Jack offered credit and his love to everyone else.
In the end, before the food rolled out, in typical fashion, Chief Jack offered credit and his love to everyone else.
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